Paducah is pleased to announce American Queen Voyages (AQV) and American Cruise Lines will make an historic amount of stops in Paducah this spring, beginning the final week of April.

“Paducah is delighted to see a steamboat season with more scheduled stops than ever before.  There are 63 planned visits by six ships,” said Mary Hammond, executive director of Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Each cruise line’s proven safety protocols led to successful voyages in 2021 and paved the way for expanded itineraries in 2022. Passengers from around the globe visit Paducah via America’s inland waterways, where they are free to immerse themselves in Paducah’s unique creative culture and unmatched hospitality.”

American Queen Voyages, whose American Duchess, American Countess and American Queen ships make stops in Paducah, will be following SafeCruise health and safety protocols. Guests will be required to comply with health and safety protocols that AQV has set forth; all guests and crew must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

American Cruise Lines, whose American Jazz, American Splendor and American Heritage ships make stops in Paducah, will be sailing through the spring. American Cruise Lines will require a negative COVID-19 test result for all guests and crew members boarding its ships. Rapid testing will be conducted on the day of embarkation or at check-in at a pre-cruise hotel. A certified Medical Officer will be aboard each ship.

While in Paducah, passengers will learn about Paducah’s origin and prosperity that are attributed to the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Guests will experience Paducah’s creative culture at the River Discovery Center and the National Quilt Museum, as well as be given the opportunity to visit downtown art galleries, shops and restaurants.

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